govt approaches new position on West Papua
New Zealand International May 23, 2018
The Solomon Islands government
says its official position on West Papua won't be made until after provincial
consultations. Consultations follow the submission of a report to government
by a Solomons delegation which visited Indonesia last month.
Soeharto family: where are they now?
at Melbourne May 23, 2018
Soeharto left office in
1998 with a reputation as one of the most corrupt leaders in the world.
He and his family are estimated by some to have accumulated between US$15
billion and US$35 billion during his 32 years in power.
to move ahead with TNI antiterror unit despite criticism
Post May 22, 2018
Presidential Chief of Staff
Gen. (ret.) Moeldoko has said the government is pushing forward its plan
to set up the Indonesian Military's Joint Special Operations Command (Koopssusgab)
to tackle terrorism despite criticism from several parties, including the
National Commission on Human Rights.
Jokowi, conservative groups start to condemn terrorism
Conversation May 22, 2018
Moving away from their past
ambiguous stance on violent Islamic extremism, Indonesian conservative
Muslim organisations are taking a more assertive position against terrorism
under the current government.
ISIS has changed terrorism in Indonesia
York Times May 22, 2018
A sudden spate of terrorist
attacks in Indonesia during the past few weeks offers insights into how
supporters of the Islamic State around the world are reacting to the group's
defeats in the Middle East.
military joint plan for greater role in counterterrorism
Pacific Report May 21, 2018
Chief of Staff Moeldoko has claimed that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo
had expressed his consent to bringing back to life the suspended military
Joint Special Operations Command (Koopsusgab) tasked with countering terrorism.
20 years after the fall of Suharto, activists reflect on Indonesia's reforms
News May 21, 2018
Twenty years ago today,
the late Suharto resigned as president of Indonesia after 32 years in power.
University students and protesters, who took part in "reformasi" demonstrations
and riots across the country, were beaten, jailed and kidnapped during
the end of the authoritarian leader's rule.
activists were burned, beaten, electrocuted and they still fear for their
China Morning Post May 20, 2018
Resty Woro Yuniar and Jeffrey
Hutton February 4, 1998, was a day that would change Desmond Junaidi
Mahesa's life forever and he never saw it coming. The social justice activist
had left his office to attend a gathering after the Muslim festival of
Eid in Jakarta, but he never made it to the celebration.
years on, victims of 1998 Indonesia violence still seek justice
May 20, 2018
For the past decade, Indonesian
housewife Maria Sanu has joined a small group of protesters at a silent
weekly vigil outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, seeking justice
for her son who died during the political turmoil of 1998.
in East Lombok attacked, Ahmadis take refuge at police HQ
Post May 20, 2018
It was in the middle of
the day on Saturday when an unidentified mob destroyed several houses and
attempted to expel the Ahmadiyah community from Grepek Tanak Eat hamlet
in Greneng village, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).
struggle has always been a feature of recent Thai history
Truth Thailand May 20, 2018
Given the recent discussions
about the new "Future Forward Party", whose leading members seem to deny
the existence of class struggle, it is worth taking a long term look at
class struggle in the country.
Suharto: Indonesians 'longing' for a return to Suharto rule
Jazeera May 19, 2018
The Suharto political dynasty
is being revived in Indonesia. Twenty years after the fall of the country's
notorious former President Muhammad Suharto, his youngest son is leading
a new political party into next year's elections.
Indonesia's Reformasi a success, 20 years after Suharto?
China Morning Post May 19, 2018
Usman Said surveys the stainless
steel plaques bearing the names of his fallen classmates at Trisakti University
in Jakarta. Twenty years ago this week soldiers gunned them down amid escalating
protests that within days would topple the dictator Suharto.
Lane on how not to get lost in translating Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Globe May 18, 2018
For a long time, before
the mini-boom in Indonesian literature in translation started by the buzz
over Eka Kurniawan's "Beauty Is a Wound," the only Indonesian novels in
English translation you would see on the shelf when you go into a bookstore
overseas were more than likely to be Pramoedya Ananta Toer's "Buru Quartet"
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